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Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, has introduced major enhancements to its baggage policy to provide travellers with more choice and convenience when flying to and from Seychelles.

The policy has been redesigned to better fit the needs of individual guests and comes as part of the carrier’s introduction of Fare Choices, a transparent tariff structure launched in 2015 that simplifies the differences between fares to ensure guests pick the most appropriate option for their travel plans.

As part of the new policy, excess baggage charges have been reduced significantly and many routes now operate on a simpler piece concept, meaning guests have a set number of pieces of checked baggage, from one to two or three bags.

Highlights of the new baggage policy include an increase in the allowance in Business Class from 40kg to two pieces of baggage at 32kg per bag. In Economy Class, based on the Fare Choice, the baggage allowance can vary from one bag weighing 23kg to two bags of 23kg.

Roy Kinnear, Chief Executive Officer of Air Seychelles, said: “Our baggage allowance is one of the most generous in the region and is another great reason for travellers to choose Air Seychelles for their journey.

“Whether its travellers from Seychelles bringing home shopping from overseas or a large family of holidaymakers with lots of luggage, this new policy means nobody has to worry about the extra kilos.

“Our Fare Choices tariff structure is designed to make travel simpler and more flexible for our guests, as they can easily see at a glance what they are booking, and that now goes for their baggage.”

In addition to these benefits, the new baggage policy is aligned with those of member airlines of Etihad Airways Partners, such as Etihad Airways, meaning travellers who book codeshare flights benefit from the same baggage allowances.

Guests who are registered with Etihad Guest, the carrier’s frequent flier programme, based on their tier level, continue to enjoy baggage benefits with this policy upgrade, such as additional weight allowances and extra bags.

Air Seychelles new checked baggage policy valid from 1 June, 2016:

Where are you flying?

Economy Class

Business Class

Economy Breaking Deals & Saver

Economy Value & Freedom

All Business  Class

Mauritius/Seychelles/Madagascar

To

Europe/Middle East/Africa/Asia

2pc x 23kgs

2pc x 23kgs

2pc x 32kgs

All journeys

To

Africa (Excl. South Africa & Seychelles)

2pc x 23kgs

2pc x 23kgs

2pc x 32kgs

All Journeys

To/from

USA & Canada

2pc x 23kgs

2pc x 23kgs

2pc x 32kgs

All Journeys

To/from

Brazil

2pc x 32kgs

2pc x 32kgs

2pc x 32kgs

To/from all other destinations

1pc of 23kgs

2pc of 23kgs

2pc of 32kgs

For more information about the new baggage policy, visit the Air Seychelles website on www.airseychelles.com

 

About Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles was established in 1978 and began long-haul service in 1983. The airline currently offers international flights to Abu Dhabi, Johannesburg, Mauritius and Mumbai. Air Seychelles also offers more than 350 domestic scheduled flights a week throughout the archipelago, including domestic charter services. As the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, Air Seychelles is a pillar of tourism, the island nation’s strongest and growing economic sector. The airline maintains a strategic partnership with Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates and 40 per cent stakeholder.